Jewellery care

Jewellery care

All hvisk jewellery is made from authentic materials, and must therefore be treated with care.  

  • Always treat the jewellery gently and with caution.
  • Do not drop the jewellery, or hit it on or with anything.
  • Keep the jewellery separated in its jewellery bag or box to avoid scratching it or other jewellery.
  • Avoid oxidization by keeping your jewellery in an airtight bag.
  • Jewellery can become damaged when in contact with chlorine, beach, nail varnish remover, hairspray, perfume, creams, and similar. 


Always remove your jewellery when you:

  • Wash your hands
  • Take a shower
  • Put on lotion
  • Sleep
  • Do sports
  • Using cleaning materials
  • Swim in either a pool or the sea

 

Cleaning your Jewellery

Sterling silver, gold-plated sterling silver, rhodinated sterling silver, and gold are all metals, which should be cleaned differently in order to remain beautiful.

 

Sterling silver                                                                                


Wrap and rub your sterling silver jewellery with a soft cloth or place in soapy water. Let the jewellery dry completely before you wear it or put it back in the box. If your silver jewellery has become oxidised, you can restore it with silver polish, available in many shops and supermarkets.
 

Gold


Gold is the only metal that does not lose colour because it does not contain oxides. However, gold jewellery should still be cleaned periodically to preserve its shine. Use a soft and lint-free cloth to gently rub it.
 

Gold-plated sterling silver

Gold-plated sterling silver is plated with 22-carat gold. You can clean the gold plating with a soft dry cloth, and use silver polish to clean the silver below the gilding.
 

Rhodinated sterling silver

Rhodination is a coating on sterling silver, which  gradually wears down and loses its rhodinated appearance. This cannot be avoided. You can clean rhodinated sterling silver with a dry soft cloth and silver polish.   
 

Pearls


Pearls are one of nature’s most unique products. Since they are an organic material, they react well with the skin’s natural oils. That’s why when you wear your pearls, you actually caring for them! Pearls should be cleaned with a dry soft cloth or with soft leather. 
 

Precious stones

Precious stones must be cleaned according to their hardness. Diamonds, sapphires and rubies are some of the hardest precious stones, which should be cleaned with water and a small amount of detergent. Brush the precious stone with a toothbrush and rinse with clean water. 
 

Re-gilding and rhodination

Gold-plated or rhodinated jewellery will eventually lose its top layer. hvisk therefore, recommends that you re-gild your jewellery from time to time at a local goldsmith’s. You can see our warranty policy here.

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